News archive - January 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Heather MacDougall examines public opinion on immunization vaccines

Specializing in healthcare history, Professor Heather MacDougall is currently involved in a project that addresses the ongoing issue of public support for and opposition to immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases. By focusing specifically on the much contested MMR vaccine from its introduction in the 1970s to the present, Dr. MacDougall's research highlights the key influencing factors which affect parental decision-making about their childrens' healthcare.